When I stop for a pit stop break, or a quick lunch or at work, I have usually secured my helmet with a padlock through the D rings onto something on the bike.
I always felt this was a bit sloppy because someone could slice the strap and take the helmet. However I rationalized it figuring that the helmet would be useless if the security straps were destroyed, right?
I recently heard an Adventure Rider Radio (ARR) podcast mention that someone who is going to slice the straps to steal your helmet, chances are they won't secure it anyway, but just place it on their head unsecured. Stupid? yes, but you cannot underestimate stupid. So, I began to look around for security devices...and they exist...for a price. The suggestion from ARR was to place any securing cable through the chin and out through the visor.
A simple short cable should exist, right? I couldn't find one.
I found a company that fab'd one for me for the grand total of $6.80delivered
. It works perfectly, is flexible, short, easy to use and certainly strong enough for anything short of a bolt cutter.
I measured the distance needed to be 17" and went with the thinner of the two stranded cables ava. Very easy people to deal with and quick service. Very satisfied with this very cheap insurance to protect against a potentially expensive loss, and I wanted to share
17" (tip to tip) SC cable (3/16-1/4" OD black) with loop ends and heat shrink all fittings